This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
November 2, 2007
In China, Brain Surgery Is Pushed on the Mentally Ill
The irreversible brain surgeries performed at No. 454 Hospital, which are all but blacklisted for mental illness in the developed world, are being done across China. They are a symptom of the problems plaguing the nation's health-care system, which has left hospitals with scant public funding and hungry for profit.